Karnataka: CBI registers FIR against KJ George, Yeddyurappa, two others in DSP suicide case

Former IGP (Lokayukta) Pranov Mohanty and ADGP (state intelligence) A M Prasad have also been named in the FIR.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2017 10:32 pm
Karnataka, KJ George, Karnataka DSP suicide, Karnataka DSP suicide case, KJ George suicide case Karnataka Congress leader KJ George. (File Photo)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered an FIR against Karnataka minister K J George in connection with suicide of Deputy SP M K Ganapathy, reported PTI. Reacting to it, George said, “Let CBI investigate, will wait for their report.”

An FIR has also been registered against sitting MP, B S Yeddyurappa. Former IGP (Lokayukta) Pranov Mohanty and ADGP (state intelligence) A M Prasad have also been named in the FIR.

The FIR comes more than a week after Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah rejected opposition BJP’s demand for a probe into the case that led to the exit of KJ George as a minister. George had resigned shortly after a court at Madikeri in Kodagu district directed police to register an FIR against him and two top police officers in connection with alleged suicide of 51-year old M K Ganapathy. Mangaluru DySP Ganapathy’s body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in a room at a lodge in Madikeri on July 7.

Hours before his death, in an interview to a local TV channel, he had said George and A M Prasad (IG-Intelligence) and Pranab Mohanty (IGP-Lokayukta) were harassing him and they would be responsible “if anything happens to me.”

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